IDL SIG 2009 Scholarship – Applications Deadline Extended

From: Jackie Damrau, STC Fellow
Manager, STC IDL SIG
cell: 214-505-0100
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Are you currently pursuing an undergraduate degree, graduate degree, or certificate in the area of Instructional Design? If so, apply for the 2009 STC Instructional Design & Learning SIG Scholarship today! We will award:

  • One (1) $500 scholarship for undergraduate students
  • One (1) $1,000 scholarship for graduate students

Visit www.stcidlsig.org and click Scholarships. From there, follow the instructions for downloading, completing, and submitting the scholarship application.

Application Deadline has been EXTENDED to March 25, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Get your application ready TODAY!

Thanks so much!

Jamye Sagan
Technical Writer
H-E-B Pharmacy Marketing
646 S. Main Avenue – Arsenal S-1
San Antonio, TX 78204
210-938-8526
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Attend All Sessions—Even Concurrent Conference Sessions

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Being in two places at one time may not be a problem much longer, thanks to an innovative program beginning during the Technical Communication Summit, 3-6 May, in Atlanta, GA.

For years, attendees have struggled with choosing which of the concurrent sessions presented in the Final Program to attend. With six or more sessions offered at one time, choosing the most relevant one to attend has been a perennial problem. Conference evaluation forms have documented the frustration of members who wished they could benefit from all the sessions. Printed proceedings offer some value, but they do not capture the energy or dynamic interaction of the presentations or the important questions and answers that follow.

STC’s solution is to capture the content (audio and visuals) of almost every session and make it available to attendees at no additional cost. The massive file of content, to be named Summit-at-a-Click (SUMMIT@aClick), will be stored online. With the addition of SUMMIT@aClick, attendees who normally would be able to physically attend only eight to ten sessions during the conference will now be able to reap the benefit of more than 100 sessions at their convenience. STC’s Summit is the only meeting in the technical communication field that offers this added bonus. A few sessions, such as roundtables or progressions, will not be recorded because of the level of quality necessary. After the conference, STC will sync the audio with the presentations and make them available (by passcode) for attendees on the STC website.

"I am delighted that STC is able to do this," explained STC President Mark Clifford. "I can now ‘attend’ all those sessions I missed. SUMMIT@aClick also allows me to revisit the ones that I did attend and to refresh my memory of the fine points made by the speakers. It enormously increases the member’s experience, and it adds real value to the conference package."

NEW: More Summit Details Earlier Than Ever

STC’s Conference Program Committee is pleased to announce the debut of STC’s Live Learning Center, a convenient way to review the details of the Technical Communication Summit presentations before the meeting. “This is a live database of information on session titles, descriptions, tracks, institutes, speakers, and more,” explains Phylise Banner, conference chair. “It puts up-to-date information in the hands of members more accurately and further out from the conference than ever before.” Located on the STC website under the Preliminary Program menu tab, the Live Learning Center also includes information on preconference sessions, such as the certificate programs and tutorials, including learning objectives. For members who wish to see everything at a glance, STC has posted a PDF of the Preliminary Program on the website. The Live Learning Center will also be the entry point for attendees to access SUMMIT@aClick, the password-protected, captured content of more than 100 sessions following the conference.